The Doorway and Other Stories - SF and fantasy by Joy V. Smith

The Doorway and Other Stories is free from April 23-27, 2015 at:

This collection of fourteen fun SF (mostly) and fantasy stories (reprints) includes adventures with aliens,  time travel, symbiotes, a protective ghost, and humans searching for a home and/or family--sometimes in an alternate universe--and unicorns and mermaids, and then there's the princess and the barbarian.

An example:

When Danger Rules:
Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of the family she loved.  Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn’t want a throne, and the ones she had come to rescue…
(Excerpt in Writer’s Digest  Nov. 2000 and Excerpt in Writing Clinic (special issue)  2003)

Another example:

Royal Guardians
The heroine, former princess Kara,  and her companions, a palace guard and a palace cat, land in Florida after escaping from another dimension.